Rich and Paul out of ADRENALINE MOB
Shortly after ADRENALINE MOB announced a release date for their much-anticipated debut album, Rich Ward published a statement on his facebook page explaining his decision of stepping down of the band to fully concentrate on FOZZY, STUCK MOJO and WALKING WITH KINGS. Impossible schedule of managing all bands together seems to have been the main reason to his departure. Paul DiLeo is following Rich in Fozzy by stepping down as well.
Here's Rich statement :
"When I was first asked about coming on board as the 2nd guitarist for the Adrenaline Mob project, it was understood that every member of the band had other band commitments, most of us having multiple active music projects. We all acknowledged that it would be a... challenge to make it work, but we all agreed that the lineup's potential was worth making the necessary compromises in each of our schedules. In recent months it was made clear that after the release of the band's album, scheduling around my previous commitments wasn't going to be possible, and that it would be necessary to make Adrenaline Mob my sole priority. This basically meant that if I was to move forward with the Adrenaline Mob guys, I would only be available to continue on recording and touring with Fozzy, Stuck Mojo, and Walking With Kings, when the AMOB wasn't working. That's a commitment I just couldn't make. So, I contacted Mike Portnoy, and told him that I would need to step down and allow the band to find a guy who has the ability to fully commit to the project the way they need him to. His response was gracious and completely understanding. The experience of playing in a band with Portnoy was amazing. I've never met a more passionate, committed musician all my years, and always a complete gentlemen towards me. Playing with musicians of that calibre was an honor and a privilege, I hope they go on to the great things they deserve."